Free Press is a Fil-Am led San Francisco based music collective with roots in soul, jazz, blues and improvisation. Featured singers and players include: Christie Aida (vocals), Dave Mihaly (drums/piano), Rado Randriamamonjy (guitar), Jibril Alvarez (piano), Annelise Zamula (Flute/Saxophone) and other players.
Free Press plays at venues such as Bird and Beckett, Flower Piano, Kapwa Gardens, (SOMA Pilipinas), the Cadillac Hotel, Revolution Cafe, Club Deluxe, Madrone, the Lost Church, and other political/private/non-profit events.
We feature rotating guest musicians and poets such as Ryan Mihaly, (saxophone/piano), David Boyce, (saxophone Broun Fellinis), Carl Nash (piano) and Tony Pena (violin), Ahkeel Mestayer, (percussion), Michael Cavaseno (guitar), Zornitsa Marinova (percussion), revolutionary SF Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin and Filipino poet Jx Theo.
Free Press supports world musicians and political issues such as housing and human rights. "Housing is a human right" is a mantra which galvanized us in the aftermath of Ghostship, (Oakland), as many artists continue to live in substandard conditions, face eviction, or experience homelessness. Free Press supports non-profits such as Reality House West, Code Tenderloin, the Gubbio Project, Nepali/Tibetan Monasteries and local/national affordable housing organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.
For more information, contact email@example.com for upcoming gigs and booking requests.